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Moderately Prolonged QTc in Computer-Assessed ECG, Random Variation or Significant Risk Factor? A Literature Review

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Telemark Hospital Trust, N-3710 Skien, Norway
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Oslo University Hospital, N-0424 Oslo, Norway
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Cardiogenetics 2022, 12(3), 261-269; https://doi.org/10.3390/cardiogenetics12030025
Received: 20 July 2022 / Revised: 24 August 2022 / Accepted: 25 August 2022 / Published: 8 September 2022
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Cardiogenetics: Feature Papers 2022)
Most ECGs in European hospitals are recorded with equipment giving computer measured intervals and interpretation of the recording. In addition to measurements of interval and QRS axis, this interpretation frequently provides the Bazett’s-corrected QTc time. The introduction of computer-corrected QTc revealed QTc prolongation to be a frequent condition among medical patients. Nevertheless, the finding is frequently overlooked by the treating physician. The authors combine experience from a local hospital with a review of the current literature in this field in order to elucidate the importance of this risk factor both as congenital long QT syndrome and as acquired QT prolongation. View Full-Text
Keywords: QT prolongation; long QT syndrome; genetic testing; inherited arrhythmia QT prolongation; long QT syndrome; genetic testing; inherited arrhythmia
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Hysing, J.; Gibbs, C.; Holla, Ø.L.; Thalamus, J.; Haugaa, K.H. Moderately Prolonged QTc in Computer-Assessed ECG, Random Variation or Significant Risk Factor? A Literature Review. Cardiogenetics 2022, 12, 261-269. https://doi.org/10.3390/cardiogenetics12030025

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Hysing J, Gibbs C, Holla ØL, Thalamus J, Haugaa KH. Moderately Prolonged QTc in Computer-Assessed ECG, Random Variation or Significant Risk Factor? A Literature Review. Cardiogenetics. 2022; 12(3):261-269. https://doi.org/10.3390/cardiogenetics12030025

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Hysing, Jan, Charlotte Gibbs, Øystein Lunde Holla, Jacob Thalamus, and Kristina H. Haugaa. 2022. "Moderately Prolonged QTc in Computer-Assessed ECG, Random Variation or Significant Risk Factor? A Literature Review" Cardiogenetics 12, no. 3: 261-269. https://doi.org/10.3390/cardiogenetics12030025

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